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May 11, 2001

Tory manifesto promises university autonomy
One-off cash endowments for British universities would free them from political interference and uncertainty over funding, the Conservative election manifesto says. The manifesto, published yesterday, also proposes doubling the income threshold for student-loan repayments to £20,000.

Campaign seeks paid study for workers
A campaign to give British workers the right to paid educational leave was launched today. Unions and many Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs called on the next government to respond to Article 15 of the European Social Chapter, which recommends the entitlement.

Tate Modern wins popular vote
Britain's Tate Modern gallery drew 5.25 million visitors in its first year, twice as many as expected, making it the most popular modern art museum in the world.

Heart attacks more fatal for poor
Social deprivation increases a person's risk of death from a first heart attack before reaching hospital, according to a study by researchers at Glasgow University. The study was based on the records of 44,465 Scottish men and 38,710 women. The findings are reported in today’s British Medical Journal .

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